Ron Spiller

SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004

Career Highlights

  • Began electronic security career in 1969 as GM of Bourns Security Systems
  • Became VP and GM of Morse Products Manufacturing in 1974
  • Morse acquired Varitech in the 1980s and later became Morse Security Group
  • In 1992, Optex acquired Morse, Spiller became president of Optex-Morse USA
  • In 1994, semi retired to consulting
  • In 1995, became executive director of the Security Industry Association (SIA)

Why He’s on the List

  • Renowned industry speaker and personality
  • Active participant in SIA for 20 years
  • Sat on boards of National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) and Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)
  • Negotiated sponsorship agreements between ISC Expos and the industry
  • Founded Safety Awareness and Independence Through Security (SAINTS) foundation in late 1990s

Comments & Reaction: “I feel very honored. In the 25 years since Security Sales & Integration was introduced, I have had the privilege of meeting and working with almost all of the other people on this list, and I have admired and been inspired by their vision and accomplishments.”

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